This tutorial will show you how to use our editor. Before we start, I want to point out that the working area automatically appears in landscape mode. You can change this by clicking on the portrait icon on the top right-hand corner.

Now, for the important bits: the green line is what we call the safe line. Keep text and important imagery within this line to ensure it does not get cut off during trimming. The red line is the cut line. This is where we aim to trim the labels. The actual line can vary due to the trimming process, which is why it's important to keep essential information within the green line. Finally, you will see a black line. This is right at the end of the canvas. Extend your artwork to this line to avoid any white edges from the trimming process.

Here is a live example of working with artwork that isn't set up for the label size you are looking for. Once you have uploaded your file, you can either drag and drop it onto the canvas or simply click on the file for it to be added.

As you can see, I have a problem with the file I'm working with. I'm creating a 70 by 100 millimeters label, but the sample file size is 70 by 120. When I fit the label to the page, there will be a lot of information that will get cut.

If I shrink the artwork size, there will be a lot of white area on your printed label. Some customers try to set the label on some of the edges to try and fit everything on the printed label, as you see here. In this instance, there is a chance part of the 'T' and part of the 'E' will get cut as it is outside the green line. Also, there is a high chance there will be white at the top and the bottom of this label because the artwork isn't stretched out to the black line.

I am going to change the label size to 70 by 120, which is what the artwork is set up for. It is now perfect; the key text is within the green line, and the background is stretched all the way to the black line. This way, when we trim at the red line, there won't be any white showing on the printed label.

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